Marvel fans are buzzing about the revelations of Spider-Man: Homecoming's trailer - and one of the biggest standout moments was the revleation of Michael Keaton's Vulture, and the fiercesome costume he wears in the film.
Needless to say, Keaton's look as The Vulture is going to be something different than what Marvel Comics fans are used to - but that doesn't mean it's bad. After getting our first look at it onscreen, fans' reaction may indeed be quite supportive of the change.
Looking at the Vulture imagery, it does seem likely that the rumored storyline for the villain (that he is supplying villains with advanced suits and weapons based on Chitauri tech) is indeed accurate. The tech involved looks like it could all be developed by traditional science and engineering, but the enhanced flight capabilities will probably be where Chitauri tech comes into play.
It's an interesting way to take the events of The Avengers films and convert their impact into the type foes Spider-Man traditionally battles: "street-level" in a sense (robbery is their usual objective), but also slightly sci-fi fantastical, like every superpowered character in Spider-Man canon.
The exo-skeleton harness and "talons" that serve as foot rests will make even the elderly Vulture a physical threat for Spider-Man; the thick bomber jacket is both quirky in that Spider-Man kind of fashion, and a smart touch: it suggests that Keaton's character could have previous experience as a pilot - even a combat pilot - and it also makes sense, as Vulture will be flying in places that could be very cold and windy. Keaton is an actor who pulls off the menancing avian helmet and eerie green lights as eyes and his turbine wings look pretty badass.
Outside of the costume, Keaton had few lines, but his dialogue (stating that he would kill everyone Spider-Man (or Peter?) cares about) was pretty freaking menacing as well. All in all, he looks like a great pick for an MCU villain.
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